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  1. The skinny: Ride on stolen shopping scooter leads to jail

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    Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail

    A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past container cranes at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor through Sunday. The duck was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and at 61 feet high, 110 feet long 85 feet wide is the largest rubber duck in the world. Hofman debuted the sculpture in 2007 and has since created several of them to sail around the world to places including China, Hong Kong and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Nick Ut) LA107
  2. Pinellas Park police: Man hit Home Depot employee with faucet

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    A Pinellas Park man was arrested recently after police said he attacked a Home Depot employee with a faucet.

  3. St. Pete police: Man arrested for prowling tried to fight a fire hydrant

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    St. Petersburg police recently arrested a prowler who they say tried to fight a fire hydrant before he was taken into custody.

  4. Pinellas deputies: Nude man climbed into car that wasn't his

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    Pinellas deputies arrested a nude man recently after he banged on cars outside a beach motel, then entered a car that wasn't his.

  5. Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound alligator (w/video)

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    CAMDEN, Ala. — A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

    A large alligator weighing 1011.5 pounds and measuring 15 feet long is pictured in Thomaston, Ala. The alligator was caught in the Alabama River near Camden, Ala., by Mandy Stokes and family, according to AL.COM. [Associated Press]
  6. Pinellas police blotter: Man goes crazy in diaper aisle at Walmart

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    Diapers get on bad side of attacker

  7. The reading file: Artist creates incredible streetscape photos by painting models


    Blending in with body paint

    Artist Trina Merry meticulously uses body paint to blend models into New York street scapes. She likes the effect: "Instead of a person right in front of the Empire State building or the Statue of Liberty, they're softly in the background, and you've got more of a reflective …

    In this July 29, 2014 photo provided by Trina Merry, model Jessica Mellow poses in front of the Manhattan Bridge after Merry, a body-paint artist, camouflaged Mellow to blend into the bridge, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Merry says it takes about six hours to complete a work, which is preserved in photographs before it is quickly washed away. (AP Photo/Trina Merry) NYR209
  8. Video: You won't believe what the TSA seizes at airports


    So everyone knows the drill at airports, right? No weapons, sharp utensils or other items that could make people think you're a terrorist.

  9. Florida couple awakens to 9-foot gator at front door (video)


    CORAL SPRINGS — Luann and Jorge Alonso have lived in their house on the fringe of the Everglades for 18 years. They've seen alligators -- but they never imagined that a 9-footer would come to the front door.

  10. Fox 13's snarky tweet about Detroit backfires

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    A small little Twitter skirmish involving local Fox affiliate WTVT-Ch.13 and the Detroit Fox affiliate erupted shortly after the David Price trade was announced.